IGN 7-5
Building bridges and crossing boundaries - public participation and the role of the scientist-practitioner

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
101C, Minneapolis Convention Center
Emily Therese Cloyd, US Global Change Research Program National Coordination Office, Washington, DC
Scientists: Do you dream of your research informing management decisions?
Government and private industry representatives: Would you like to use science in your decision making?
Teachers and students: Do you wish that the latest science was accessible in your classroom?
Citizens: Do you ever wonder “what does this science mean to me?”

Through the use of public participation, scientist-practitioners build bridges between scientists and people who would like to use science. Learn about how the National Climate Assessment is engaging producers and users of scientific information – and what these collaborations mean for the future of science and decision making.